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Updated December 15, 2017
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ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super good engineering/innovation. Open and creative attitude. On a roll in the USA adding new products and going after new markets

    Cons

    Minimal. Sometimes inconvenient to navigate a large company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going! Thank you for investing in the USA!

    ABB Response

    May 3, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  2. "Senior Field Service Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Very impersonal now a days. Can feel like just a number rather than a valuable resource to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of Human Resources and don't treat people like just a revenue source. Remember FSE's are the main contact to your customers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work with alot of room for advancement world wide"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid weekly and On TIme

    Cons

    Better communication with upper management and empoyees

    Advice to Management

    Integrate your training for all employees


  4. "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - IS Applications Specialist in Willoughby, OH
    Former Employee - IS Applications Specialist in Willoughby, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable employer. Good for college interns and co-ops. Friendly coworkers. Flexible hours. Not fast paced. Safety is stressed. Relaxed environment.

    Cons

    No employee development or cross training. No incentive for senior employees to remain. Managerial track over emphasized. Salary not keeping pace with market.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough communication to staff. Too many managers not enough workers.


  5. "Good intentions to be innovative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Long history and European traditions

    Cons

    Slow to realize and respond to changes in markets

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customers and bench market products


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    Good work ethics, Integrity and diversity

    Cons

    Limited promotions, limited workplace locations

    Advice to Management

    they should hire more and more fresh talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Discriminatory work environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work can be interesting at time
    The technology will keep your interest

    Cons

    Management lacks the basic leadership skills required in a workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as if they are your most valuable resource. Respect simple wishes. Improve workplace cohesion.

  8. "Don't recommend ABB"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ABB is a large global company.

    Cons

    The corporation viewed employees only as costs and put no effort to ensure employee vacation tracking was correct, or employee data. Decisions were not made on business or market conditions but on who was friendly with the local management.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to customers directly to find out which employees or functional groups are performing to their expectations.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Big company, very Swedish"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great technology and good opportunity to expand career in various roles related to engineering and sales and project management .

    Cons

    Too much red tape across the organization and in particular with management structure in Europe that slow things down constantly

    Advice to Management

    Cut red and ape


  10. "A good and dynamic company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure and a lot cross functional opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy matrix organization with more than 2 dotted line reports.


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